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Anja heads up the Global Compliance and Ethics function in Diageo, the world’s largest premium alcohol company. She is passionate about bringing ethics and compliance to the hearts and minds of over 30,000 employees globally, located in over 120 countries of the world. She is known in Diageo for her innovative and engaging approach to values-based training and has worked alongside a variety of ethical ambassadors, specifically Archbishop Tutu to bring messages of integrity and ethics to life. Her passion for compliance was recognised in 2014, where she was nominated as finalist in the South African Compliance officer of the year awards.
Born in Germany and a graduate of the European Business School at Regent’s University in London, Anja has gained extensive internal audit, risk management and compliance experience across a wide range of African markets. Having worked and lived in 11 countries, she is known to deliver business and culture change through passion, a determination to achieve results using practical, yet creative problem-solving approaches and building excellent relationships across all levels and cultures.
Anja loves travelling and exploring new cultures, but at present her spare time is dedicated to keeping up with her four young boys and her husband David.